Herb Albert entered his first archery competition in 1914. He achieved the winning distance with a homemade bow and arrow. He was considered the best long distance shooter for his era. His top distance of 702 yards was not recognized in Canada because it was a high altitude distance achieved in California. His official recognized distance is 613 yards on a 50 lb. light bow. He also held the British Empire flight records. From 1942 to 1957, Herb Albert kept archery and bow hunting going in Alberta.